Monday, August 19, 2013

News & Info for August 20th, 2013

Headlines* "Pearl finds wisdom in 'nude' trees" by Rich Freedman from "Vallejo Times-Herald" [link]: Vallejo artist Pearl Jones Tranter talks about the uncooperative nature of the two prints behind her, part of her Mostly Nude Trees exhibit at the St. Vinnie's Social Club on Marin Street in Vallejo. (Mike Jory/Times-Herald, Vallejo)
* "American Canyon girl raises money to establish nonprofit" by Irma Widjojo from "Vallejo Times-Herald"  [link]

* "Vallejo Admirals rally in 9th to spoil Maui pitching gem" from "Vallejo Times-Herald" [link]
"DINNER, CIRCA 1846: Harvest celebration helps keep Bale Grist Mill turning" from "St. Helena Star"  [link]
* "Leader of Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition seeks peace and safety on two wheels" [link]
* "Hotel wage agreement could set Wine Country standard" from "Sonoma Valley Sun" [link]
* "The consumption spiral" from "Sonoma Valley Sun" [link]
"FLUORIDE: Simple Solution to a Complex Problem?" from "Sonoma County Gazette" [link]
* "Plan Bay Area Transportation and Land-Use Adopted" from "Sonoma County Gazette" [link]


Calender of notable events

The Solano Land Trust will offer outdoor activities for the public Aug. 24, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteer and learn about phenology, the study of seasonal changes in plants and animals from year to year, in various locations. No experience is necessary. Registration is required by contacting or (530) 514-1773.
For more information about each event and location, visit Unless otherwise state, events are free, but parking at Lynch Canyon is $5. Donations are accepted.

2013-08-25 Artistic Wonder Society presents... Dr. Erasmus P. Kitty's
Wunderkammer, featuring
The Great Sonoma County Handcar Races 

plus Art, Music, Science, Luther Burbank Food Fair, N. Tesla's Electric Circus & Midway of Marvels!

Historic Railroad Square in Santa Rosa
Sunday, 11am to 6pm
"Steam is Dead... LONG LIVE ELECTRICITY!" - Dr. Erasmus P. Kitty
Be Social! Follow our Progress on the Facebooks!

The Empress Theater Presents
Diablo Valley College’s “Rock Rhythm & Blues Revue”

Sunday, August 25, 2013 - 2pm
Doors open 1:30pm
Empress Theatre
330 Virginia Street
Vallejo, CA 94590
All Ages Venue
$7/advance and $9/door General Admission
707.552.2400 tickets and information
Diablo Valley College's "Rock, Rhythm & Blues Revue", featuring over 20 bands playing a range of blues, rock, soul, country, oldies and pop, returns to the Empress for their newly established monthly shows at the historic downtown theatre.
The bands are made up of over 80 students taking DVC music instructor’s Steve Sage’s class in the theory and performance of blues, rock & roll, country, funk, soul and R&B. The instrumentals - including guitar, bass, horns and piano – and vocalist form small ensembles to study, examine, rehearse and perform music from these contemporary American musical genres.
Music instructor and guitarist Steve Sage says each band will perform in a rapid fire show of spirited music. The teacher and creator of the revue says "The bands are ecstatic to play on the Empress stage. It fits right in with our commitment to keeping American roots music alive for the next generation.”
Facebook Gallery of Diablo Valley College Rock Rhythm & Blues Revue @ Empress on May 19, 2013:

Canterbury on Capitol
Lords and Ladies, friends of Puppetry and Pageantry, please forward this missive! Canterbury on Capitol celebrates Knight’s Day!
Sunday, August 25, 2013 at 2:30 PM
In the historic home and gardens of Judith Hilburg, 728 Capitol St., Vallejo CA
Donations: $35.00 to 100.00 (advance tickets required, limited to the first 100 respondents)
Knight's Day falls on a Sunday this year, and to celebrate it we will bring together, in effigy, two of history's most celebrated knights in an unparalleled tournament match. King Arthur's Sir Lancelot of the Round Table will ride against Charlemagne's palladin, Roland, AKA Orlando Furioso. There is no favorite in this match; Ladies, come choose your hero and lend your ribbon to your champion. Lords, it's even odds and anything goes in this miniature match of magnificent proportions! Of course music, dance, food, drink, and general revelry will accompany.
Fundraiser for Paper Pilgrimage, from Page to Stage, the McCune Canterbury Paper Puppet Project.
In addition to Judith Hilburg’s lovely gardens and Julia Morgan Arts and Crafts home, Ms. Hilburg will give tours of the house and private art collection, with creations by Picasso, Matisse, William Morris, Tiffany, Architenko, Grotz, Pascin, and others. There will be a selection of medieval delicacies prepared by celebrity chef Bill Briwa (Great Courses “Everyday Gourmet” host/instructor, Culinary Institute of America teaching-chef), medieval ales and meads by brewmaster Michael Nelson along with a selection of fine wines. Internationally acclaimed Magical Moonshine Theatre will present a miniature medieval joust in the gardens. Join us for Canterbury on Capitol, a celebration of art, food, drink, live music, literature, publishing, and drama. Medieval costume optional.
Advance Tickets Required. Limited to 100 (the last Canterbury event sold out and had a waiting list)
Online tickets, Event and project webpage: []
Info phone number: 707-363-4573

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